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Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre

Free but donations welcome

Learning Rooms, Winchester Discovery Centre

£20.00 (places limited)


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About this event

These lectures are given every year in honour of the poet and scholar F. T. Prince, who was one of Southampton’s first English professors. Invited speakers explore new directions in literary studies, drawing on the English department’s wide range of intellectual interests.

Previous speakers have included Daljit NagraChristopher RicksSimon GikandiTjawangwa Dema, Malika Booker and Isobel Armstrong.

Tuesday 10 October 2023            6:00pm

University of Southampton (Avenue Campus)

Southampton  SO17 1BF


Guests can join this event in person at Avenue Campus, University of Southampton, or online. 

We encourage guests who wish to join in person to register at your earliest opportunity as spaces are strictly limited.

11th Annual F.T.Prince Memorial lecture


The School of Humanities is pleased to invite you to the 11th annual F. T. Prince Memorial Lecture which will be given by the poet Andrew McMillan. This special event is a chance to hear one of the most important voices in modern poetry, and a pioneer for queer writing.

Andrew McMillan is Professor of Contemporary Writing at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His debut poetic collection physical won the Guardian First Book Prize in 2015, and was voted a top poetry book of the last 25 years by Booksellers Association. His second collection, playtime, won the inaugural Polari Prize, and was followed by pandemonium in 2021. 100 Queer Poems, the acclaimed anthology he edited with Mary Jean Chan, was published by Vintage in 2022.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact

This event is co-organised by the University of Southampton English department and the Winchester Poetry Festival, and will be introduced by Professor Will May.


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